On Monday the United States Supreme Court announced it will rule on the Stolen Valor Act. This law, passed by Congress in 2006, makes it illegal for someone to claim they had received military awards they neve earned.
The whole question goes to the First Amendment's right to free speech. Lower courts ruled that you could not punish someone just for telling a lie, but others argue that that false claims of military awards dilute the meaning for anyone who actually earned them.
The Supreme Court will not get to the case until next summer they say. Until then, what do you think? Should it be illegal for people to claim they were in the military and/or received certain awards when they really didn't? Or should they be protected under the First Amendment and not get in trouble?
Sound off below.